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January 5, 2014

Haverhill building rebound endures

Council to consider proposals for apartments, single-family homes


Fiorentini said it has been several years since anyone has proposed a development of new single-family homes in the city.

The council is also considering several other developments proposed in recent months.

The owner of the 85 Water St. parcel recently filed a proposal to build 59 luxury condominiums at the site of the former Friend’s Landing nightclub, which was demolished in 2007.

Next month, the council is schedule to take up Paul Arsenault’s request for a special permit to convert a building at 12-13 High St. to up to seven rental apartments. It was formerly a dual-use building, with a retail store on the first floor and apartments above, but has been vacant for many years.

The Lexington by Vantage company is also planning to build an upscale 60-unit hotel on Amesbury Road near Northern Essex Community College. The 3.6-acre property is just off Interstate 495’s exit 52, in the northern part of the city. The proposal encountered opposition by some neighbors last year, but city officials said the developers still hope to go forward.

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